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Submission #6480: Technickle's SNES Stone Protectors in 28:23.46

Console: Super NES
Game name: Stone Protectors
Game version: USA
ROM filename: Stone Protectors (USA)
Emulator: Bizhawk 2.3.2
Movie length: 28:23.46
FrameCount: 102376
Re-record count: 4498
Author's real name: Nicholas Hallock
Author's nickname: Technickle
Submitter: Technickle
Submitted at: 2019-08-08 22:42:16
Text last edited at: 2019-08-10 06:49:45
Text last edited by: Technickle
Download: Download (25687 bytes)
Status: decision: cancelled
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Main Story Line:

A kingdom built of crystals came under attack by the reptilian troll-like Saurians whose leader, Zok, desired the powerful crystals protected by the Empress. Zok broke into the castle and reached for the crystals only to see them explode into pieces and fly to Earth.

After being thrown out the back door of a New York City club, an awful rock band known as the Rock Detectors found the five magical stones which gave them troll-like appearances and special skills (not the least of which is playing good music). This put them at odds with the music-hating Zok and his henchman Zink, collectively known as The Protectors.

Stone Protectors:

  • Cornelius
  • Maxwell
  • Angus
  • Chester
  • Clifford

Game Objectives

  • Aims for fastest completion
  • Aims for Any%
  • Plays on Easiest Difficulty
  • Uses a Special Move
  • Genre: Side-scrolling beat 'em up

Easiest Difficulty Reasoning

This run was done on the easiest difficulty for two reasons:

  • 1. The game can be set to a higher difficulty, but the game will not reward a different result, even if that result is to change how hard the game is.

  • 2. to beat the game faster, enemies have lower health and don't take multiple hits to kill.

About the Run

This TAS was done to improve my non-submitted TAS of 30:02.5 Overall better performance and better movement as well throughout the movie. This TAS beats the current RTA record by 4 Minutes and 4 Second, with a time of 28:23.46

Character Choice

In this TAS run, I have chosen Chester as my character. Chester is the strongest stone protector, amongst all of the others. Chester has a good reach with is Keys, has a decent special move called: Saxophone Twisters, which kills all on the screen (or off-screen) right away, although not all enemies/bosses die in one hit.


  • Snowy Village - No Comment

  • Crystal Mine - You can hit the boss multiple times without having to wait for 10 frames to punch, this is the only boss that it works on (to my knowledge).

  • Downward - Lava Boss is pretty cool or ... hot

  • Beach Party - Tackle Jackle likes to tackle ... not sure what jackle is though

  • Forest of Mythrandir - Cool music, ghost boss, stun-lock

  • Bizzar Bazaar - Frank has a gun MonkaS

  • Approaching the Castle - Zink again?

  • In the Castle - Sucker Puncher ... Sucks

  • The Laboratory - "This is my lab, and THIS is my Laboratory!"

  • Throne Hall - Last Boss, nothing too special here, stun-lock rinse repeat.

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